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Celtic summer signing failing to prove point to West Ham

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Celtic summer signing failing to prove point to West Ham

It appeared to be a surprising decision when West Ham United opted to sell Albian Ajeti to Celtic permanently in the summer.

Ajeti had barely been given a chance at the London Stadium. He failed to make a league start for the Hammers. And with David Moyes hardly boasting a large group of strikers, it seemed a strange move to cut all ties when Celtic came calling.

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According to BBC Sport, he cost the Hoops £4.5 million. And the early signs suggested that he may prove to be a bargain for Neil Lennon’s side.

The 23-year-old scored five goals in his first 10 appearances for the Bhoys. And given his age, there looked to be scope for the Swiss to really show that West Ham made a big mistake letting him leave on a permanent basis.

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However, like many of his teammates, Ajeti is currently struggling for form. In fact, he has now gone nine games without a goal for the Hoops in all competitions.


He started six of those games. Admittedly, there have been a couple of assists. But there is no question that that is a hugely disappointing return for the international.

Meanwhile, West Ham sit in the top-half of the Premier League. And a number of players have contributed with goals in the early stages of this campaign.

It is certainly too soon to write Ajeti off. His Scottish Premiership record remains impressive despite his current drought.

But as things stand, West Ham may be starting to feel confident that they made the right decision to sell him this summer.

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